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America Online Changes Its Name to AOL


April 03, 2006, AOL today announced that after 15 years it is retiring the name America Online and will now officially be known simply as AOL.

“Our company long ago accomplished the mission implied by our old name … we literally got America online,” said Jon Miller, Chairman and CEO of AOL. “Our new corporate identity better reflects our expanded mission – to make everyone’s online experience better . Plus, consumers in the U.S. and around the world already know us by our initials.”

The legal structure of AOL has also changed, from a corporation to a limited liability company.

Reporters and Editors are encouraged to visit AOL’s new press site ( for more information about the name change including downloadable artwork of AOL’s new corporate logo.

AOL LLC and its subsidiaries operate a leading network of Web brands and the largest Internet access subscription service in the United States. Web brands include the® website, AIM®, MapQuest® and Netscape®. AOL offers a range of digital services in the areas of education, safety and security, communications and music. The company also has operations in Europe and Canada. AOL, which is based in Dulles, Virginia, is a majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX).


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